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Throat infection forces Azealia Banks to pull out of weekend festivals

Aug 01, 2013 | 2:18pm EDT

British rapper Azealia Banks has scrapped her performances at two North American festivals this weekend as a result of a "severe throat infection". The Yung Rapunzel hitmaker, who axed a handful of summer festival slots a year ago (12) citing "recording commitments", has pulled out of the Lollapalooza and Osheaga festivals. She becomes the second star act to pull out of a set at Montreal's Osheaga event in Canada in recent days - Frank Ocean will no longer be performing after announcing he has been diagnosed with a vocal tear. Miguel has been added to the line-up to replace Ocean.

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